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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
AccessMedicine
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
AccessMedicine
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
ScienceDirect
STAT!Ref
UpToDate Online
Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources Unrestricted Access to All Becker Resources No Access without Proxy

OpenHelix Tutorials Now Available

OpenHelix provides tutorials covering many types of resources including protein databases, bioinformatics analysis tools, model organism databases, SNP databases, comparative genomics, pathway and interaction resources and much more.

The Becker Medical Library has purchased a campus subscription to OpenHelix giving faculty, students and staff access to over 90 tutorial suites on bioinformatics and genomic resources.

The online narrated tutorials, which run in just about any browser, can be viewed from beginning to end or navigated using chapters and forward and backward sliders. The approximately 60 minute tutorials highlight and explain the features and functionality needed to start using the resources effectively. The tutorial can be used by new users to introduce them to a resource, or by previous users to view new features and functionality, or simply as a reference tool to understand specific features.

In addition to the tutorial, users also have access to useful training materials including the animated PowerPoint slides used as a basis for the tutorial, suggested script for the slides, slide handouts, and exercises. This can save a tremendous amount of time and effort for teachers and professors creating classroom content.

Access to OpenHelix is restricted to the Washington University campus. Please visit www.openhelix.com to setup a free account and begin using the tutorials.

For more information, contact Kristi Holmes or Lili Wang at the Becker Medical Library.

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.